Office: Maricopa Agricultural Center

37860 W. Smith-Enke Road

Maricopa, AZ 85239-3101

Phone: (520) 568-2273 Ext. 244

Email: edmartin@cals.arizona.edu

Fax: (520) 568-2556

 

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Agricultural Irrigation.

 

 

Extension Engineer/Professor

Department of Agricultural

and

Biosystems Engineering

 

 

Education:

Ph.D. Agricultural Tech. and Systems Management, Dep. of Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824. 

June 1992.

 

M.S. Agricultural and Extension Education, Dep. of Ag. and Extension Education, Michigan State University.  June 1984. 

 

B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University.  August 1982.

Appointment:

75% Extension - 25% Research

To learn more about the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Program at The University of Arizona, visit the ABE Web page

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1984-Present    American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

1992-Present    National Association of County Agricultural Agents

1990-Present    American Society of Agronomy

1992-Present    Irrigation Association

 

SELECTED RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONTRACTS

  1. Demonstration of Agricultural Conservation Methods. 2005-2007. ADWR. $65,850.
  2. Demonstration and Comparison of Irrigation on the Navajo Nation. 2004-2006. BOR. $46,695.
  3. Assessing Animal Manure/Compost Applications on Irrigated Agricultural Fields for Nutrient Planning and Environmental Impacts. 2002-2004. ADEQ. $166,000.
  4. Subsurface Drip Irrigation for Sustainable Production of Specialty Vegetable Crops. 2002-2003. ADA. $58,500.
  5. Conservation Tillage Benefits in a Cotton Centered Crop Rotation System. 2001-2003. USDA/SARE. $175,000
  6. Water Quality Enhancement through Improved Dairy and Feedlot waste and Wastewater Management.  1999-2002. USDA/CREES. $71,000.
  7. Hydrologic Unit Area (Casa Grande-Coolidge). 1989-2000.  USDA. $65,000/yr.
  8. Hydrologic Unit Area (Maricopa). Co-PI. USDA. 1989-2000. $60,000/yr.
  9. Demonstration of  Pilot Constructed Wetlands for Recharge, Reuse and Pollution Control in Dairies.  1995-1999.  Arizona Department of Water Resources.  $392,180.
  10. The Impact of Alternative Crops and Agricultural Practices on Water and Soil Conservation in Western Navajo.  1995-1998.  USDA. $85,000.
  11. Irrigators Training Course. 1996-1997. Arizona Department of Water Resources - Pinal AMA. $4,000.
  12. Determination of Transpiration Rates and Water Use in Citrus.  1994-1995. Arizona Citrus Research Council.  $14,300.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

Faculty Member of the Year. Arizona Agriculture "100" Council, 2004

Distinguished Service Award. National Association of County Ag. Agents - Arizona Section, 2002

Inducted into Alpha Epsilon, Honorary Agricultural Engineering Fraternity, 1998

Inducted into Epsilon Sigma Phi, Honorary Extension Professional Fraternity, 1997

Engineer of the Year. ASAE - Arizona Chapter, 1996

ASAE Blue Ribbon Award, Educational Aids Competition, 1993

 

RELATED CONSULTANCIES AND INVITATIONS (Last 5 years)

Invited speaker at Agriculture in Sonora, A Business Opportunity Symposium. Presented paper on irrigation in Arizona. Novelle Consultants, Obregon, Mexico. Apr. 18-21, 2005.

Invitied speaker at the New Mexico Chile Conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Feb 2, 2004.

Invitied lecturer at the University of Basilicatta, Potenza, Italy, December 15-18, 2003.

Invited speaker at a 2-day seminar in Culican, MX. Presented material on measuring soil moisture and fertigation in a surface system. Sponsored by the Dept. Pronůstico del Riego, Red del Valle del Fuerte, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX. October, 2003.

Invited speaker in a 1-day seminar on Pecan Production in Arizona. Presented material on methods for measuring soil moisture. Sponsored by the Arizona Pecan Growers Association. September 17, 2003.

Invited speaker in a 2-day seminar in Los Mochis, MX. Presented material on measuring soil moisture and fertigation in a surface system. Sponsored by the Dept. Pronůstico del Riego, Red del Valle del Fuerte, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, MX. June 12-13, 2003.

 

 

PUBLICATION AND PRESENTATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Martin, E.C., T. A. Tanksley, D.C. Slack and B. Basso. 2005. Effects of dairy manure and compost application on alfalfa yield and environmental impact in Arizona. Agron. J. (In Press)
  2. Martin, E.C. 2005. Sugar, Oil and Fiber Crops. In: ASA Monograph, Irrigation of Agricultural Crops. (Accepted)
  3. Jia, X. and E.C. Martin. 2004. Temperature adjustment for Reference Evaporation Calculation in Central Arizona. J. Irrig. Drain., ASCE. 130(5): 384-390.
  4. Martin, E.C., A.S. de Oliveira, A.D. Folta, E.J. Pegelow and D.C. Slack. 2001. Development and Testing of a Small Weighing Lysimeter System to Assess Water Use in Shallow Rooted Crops. Trans. of the ASAE. 44(1): 71-78.
  5. Rasse, D.P., J.T. Ritchie, W.W. Wilhelm, Jun Wei, and E.C. Martin. 2000. Simulation of inbred maize yields with CERES_IM. Agron. J. 92:672-678.
  6. Ottman, M.J., T.A. Doerge and E.C. Martin. 2000. Durum Grain Quality as Affected by Nitrogen Fertilization near Anthesis. Agron. J. 92:1035-1041.
  7. Rasse, D.P., J. T. Ritchie, W. R. Peterson, T.L. Loudon and E.C. Martin. 1999. Impact of N management on yield and nitrate leaching in inbred maize systems. J. Environ. Qual. 28:1365-1371.
  8. Martin, E.C. and D.C. Slack. 1999. Heat Unit-based Irrigation Scheduling for Arid Environments. In Water Management, Purification, and Conservation in Arid Climates, M.F.A. Goosen and W.H. Shayya, eds., Lancaster, PA: Technomic Publishing Co. pp281-291.
  9. Martin ,E.C., A.K. Hla, D.C. Slack and P.M. Waller. 1997. Heat Unit-based Crop Coefficient for Grapefruit Trees. Appl. Engr. In Ag., ASAE. 13(4):485-489.
  10. Martin, E.C., J.T. Ritchie and B. Baer. 1996. Assessing Investment Risk of Irrigation in Humid Climates.  J. of Prod. Ag. 9(2):228-232.
  11. Martin, E.C.,T.L. Loudon, J.T. Ritchie and A. Werner. 1994. Use of Drainage Lysimeters to Evaluate Nitrogen and Irrigation Management Strategies to Minimize Nitrate Leaching in Maize Production.  Trans. of the ASAE. 37(1):79-83.

Peer reviewed Extension Publications

  1. Martin, E.C. 2004. Measuring Water in Surface Irrigation Ditches and Gated Pipe. University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. Pub. # AZ1329. 9 pp.
  2. Martin, E.C., H. Detwiler and D.C. Slack. 2003. AZSCHED V1.13 (Arizona Irrigation Scheduling) System. Users Handbook. University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. Pub. # AZ1321. 17pp.
  3. Martin, E.C., R. D. Gibson, J. Watson, P. Brown and R. L. Roth. 2001. Instructor's Guide: Bilingual Workshop for Irrigator. University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Pub. # AZ1278. 26 pp.
  4. Martin, E.C. 2001. Methods of Determining When to Irrigate. Univ. of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Pub. # AZ1220. 7 pp.
  5. Martin, E.C. 2000. Determining the Amount of Irrigation Water Applied to a Field. University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Pub. # AZ1157. 3 pp.
  6. Martin, E.C. 1999. Measuring Water Flow and Rate on the Farm.  Cooperative Extension Publication, AZ1130, College of Agric., Univ. of Arizona. 4pp.
  7. Martin, E.C., E.J. Pegelow, and D.C. Slack. 1999. Vegetable Water Use - Carrots.  Cooperative Extension Publication, AZ1134, College of Agric., Univ. of Arizona. 2pp.
  8. Martin, E.C., E.J. Pegelow, and D.C. Slack. 1999. Vegetable Water Use - Cauliflower.  Cooperative Extension Publication, AZ1133, College of Agric., Univ. of Arizona. 2pp.
  9. Martin, E.C., E.J. Pegelow, and D.C. Slack. 1999. Vegetable Water Use - Dry Onions.  Cooperative Extension Publication, AZ1131, College of Agric., Univ. of Arizona. 2pp.
  10. Martin, E.C., E.J. Pegelow, and D.C. Slack. 1999. Vegetable Water Use - Western Head Lettuce.  Cooperative Extension Publication, AZ1132, College of Agric., Univ. of Arizona. 2pp.

Other Publications (Last 5 years)

Conference Proceedings

  1. Martin, E.C. 2004. Measuring water flow from the ditch to gated pipe. In: Proc. of the 4th Annual 4-Corners Irrigation Workshop. July 10-11, 2004. Shiprock, New Mexico.
  2. Martin, E.C. and K. Tanksley. 2003. Application of manure and compost to production alfalfa. In: Proc. of the USDA-CSREES National Water Quality Coordinator's Conference. Jan. 12-15, 2003. Tucson, AZ. Proceedings on-line at http://www.usawaterquality.org/2003conference/default.html.
  3. Martin, E.C. 2002. Regulatory consideration for application of animal waste on agricultural fields. In: Proc. of the 3rd Annual 4-Corners Irrigation Workshop. July 11-12, 2002. Durango, CO. pp. 5-10.
  4. Martin, E.C. 2001. Measuring soil moisture. In: Proc. of the 2nd Annual 4-Corners Irrigation Workshop. June 21-22, 2001. Farmington, NM. pp. 18-26.
  5. Hanson, B.R., G. Fipps, and E.C. Martin. 2000. Drip irrigation of row crops: what is state of the art? In: Proc. of the 4th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium of the ASAE. Nov. 14-16, Phoenix, AZ. Pp. 391-400.
  6. Martin, E.C. and T. Eusuff. 2000. Saving water using drain-back level basins. In: Proc. of the 4th Decennial National Irrigation Symposium of the ASAE. Nov. 14-16, Phoenix, AZ. pp. 567-572.
  7. Martin, E.C. 2000. Methods for measuring water flow. In: Proc. of the 1st Annual 4-Corners Irrigation Workshop. February 17-18, 2000. Durango, CO. pp. 14-22.

Research Report

  1. Martin, E.C., K.O. Adu-Tutu, W.B. McCloskey, S.H. Husman, P. Clay and M. Ottman. 2003. Reduced Tillage Effects on Irrigation Management in Cotton. In the :Cotton Report, Series P-134, The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, pp. 179-186.
  2. Adu-Tutu, K.O., W.B. McCloskey, S.H. Husman, P. Clay, M. Ottman and E.C. Martin. 2004. Effects of Reduced Tillage and Crop Residues on Cotton Weed Control, Growth and Yield. In the :Cotton Report, Series P-134, The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, pp. 235-250.
  3. Martin, E.C., S.H. Dittmar, P.C. Ellsworth, J.C. Silvertooth, W.B. McCloskey, M.W. Olsen, R.L. Roth and R.E. Tronstad. 2000.  1999 Integrated Cotton Management Demonstration.  In the: Cotton Report, Series P-121.  The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. pp. 35-43.
  4. Martin, E.C., R. Wegge and M. Sheedy. 2000. Effects of High Frequency Irrigation on Irrigation Uniformity. In the: Cotton Report, Series P-121.  The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. pp. 171-177.
  5. Moser, H.S., J.C. Silvertooth, E. Martin and P. Brown. 1999.  Timing of First Post-Planting Irrigation of Pima Cotton. In the: Cotton Report, Series P-116.  The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. pp. 183-188.
  6. Martin, E.C., K.C. Obermyer, E.J. Pegelow, M. Sheedy and S. Dittmar. 1999.  Effects of High Frequency Irrigation on Irrigation Uniformity.  In the: Cotton Report, Series P-116.  The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. pp. 189-197.
  7. Martin, E.C., K.C. Obermyer, E.J. Pegelow, and J. Watson. 1999.  Using Drainage Lysimeters to Evaluate Irrigation and Nitrogen Interactions in Cotton Production.  In the: Cotton Report, Series P-116.  The Univ .of AZ, Cooperative Extension. pp. 204-210.
  8. Dittmar, S.H., P. C. Ellsworth, E.C. Martin, J. C. Silvertooth. 1999. 1998 Demonstration Project of Arizona Irrigated Cotton Production.  In the: Cotton Report, Series P-116.  The University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension. pp. 18-28.

Submitted Presentations (Last 5 years)

  1. Martin E.C. and K.A. Tanksley. 2005. Effects of Dairy Manure and Compost Applications on Alfalfa Yield and Environmental Impact in Arizona. Presented at the 2005 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. July 17-21, Tampa, Fl.
  2. Martin, E.C., K.O. Adu-Tutu, W.B. McCloskey, S.H. Husman, P. Clay and M. Ottman. 2005 Effects of no-till on Infiltration and Advance Times in Surface Irrigation. Presented at the 2005 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. July 17-21, Tampa, Fl.
  3. Martin, E.C., R. Freitas, M. Karpiscak, C. Gerba, J. Jannusch, D.C. Slack and M. Ottman. 2005. Effects of Manure and Compost Application on Levels of Bacterial Populations and EDC Concentration in Plant Matter, Soil, and Soil Water. Presented at the 2005 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. July 17-21, Tampa, Fl.
  4. Martin, E.C., R. Freitas, M. Karpiscak, C. Gerba, J. Jannusch, D.C. Slack, M. Ottman and S. Sriboonlue. 2004. Application of Animal Manure/Compost in an Oat/Corn Rotation to Assure Compliance for CAFO Nitrogen Management in Arizona. Presented at the 2004 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. August 1-4, 2004- Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  5. Martin, E.C., K.O. Adu-Tutu, W.B. McCloskey, S.H. Husman, P. Clay and M. Ottman. 2004. Effects of minimum tillage on surface irrigation advance times and infiltration. Presented at the 2004 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. August 1-4, 2004- Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  6. Martin, E.C., K.O. Adu-Tutu, W.B. McCloskey, S.H. Husman, P. Clay and M. Ottman. 2004. Conservation Tillage Effects on Infiltration and Irrigation Advance Times in Arizona Cotton. Beltwide Cotton Conference. January, 2004. San Antonio, TX.
  7. Martin, E.C., R. Freitas, M. Karpiscak, C. Gerba, J. Jannusch, D.C. Slack and M. Ottman. 2003. Application of animal manure/compost in an irrigated oat/corn rotation. Presented at the 2003 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. July 27-31, Las Vegas, NV. 15 pp.
  8. Tanksley, K.A. and E.C. Martin. 2003. Application of animal manure/compost in an irrigated alfalfa production system. Presented at the 2003 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. July 27-31, Las Vegas, NV. 25 pp.
  9. Jia, X. and E.C. Martin. 2001. Using daily minimum and dew point temperatures to assess weather station sites for reference conditions. Presented at the 2001 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. July 30-August 1, Sacramento, CA. 19 pp.
  10. Martin, E.C. and X. Jia. 2000. Evaluation of dew point temperature as an indicator of aridity for weather collection sites in Arizona. Presented at the 2000 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE. July 9-12, Milwaukee, WI. 9 pp.
  11. Martin, E.C. and J. Vinson. 2000. Use of Radio Telemetry and Capacitance Probes to Monitor Soil Moisture. Presented at the 2000 Annual International Meeting of the ASAE.  July 9-12, Milwaukee, WI.